Whitewashing… Or Is It?

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Two events recently occurred in the world of pop-culture that, on the surface, appear very similar.

The first instance occurred last week, when controversy ignited surrounding the upcoming Hellboy film. Ed Skrein, a white actor, had been cast as Ben Daimio, a character who (in the comics) has an Asian-American heritage. This hearkened back to the uproar that occurred just last month, when Mandy Patinkin, also a white actor, was announced as the replacement for the African-American star of the Broadway play Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812. In response to these respective outcries, both actors have stepped down from their roles.

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The Great Debate About… Great Debates

[Blogged by Jeremy Grayson]

[Intro]

If you’ve spent a fair deal of time around the Internet, chances are you’ve gotten into the occasional online discussion. And if you’ve gotten into the occasional online discussion, chances are you’ve gotten into the occasional online… debate. Welcome to the club, my friend. Debating topics which Continue reading “The Great Debate About… Great Debates”

How to Be Unpopular

[Blogged by Jeremy Grayson]

[Introduction]

Have you ever found yourself having an unpopular opinion about something popular? Perhaps you’re the only one in your workplace who doesn’t enjoy the coffee the machine serves there. Maybe you’re the only person in your dormitory who prefers slow, quiet music over the loud, heavy metal stuff which Continue reading “How to Be Unpopular”

Happy New Year!

[Blogged by Mike Marinaro]

[Intro: ‘The Blog’]

Welcome to 2014!

In case you haven’t figured it out, this post is also welcoming you to the new Critically Touched Blog section!

So, how does this Blog section fit into the larger canvas that is Critically Touched? Well, its purpose is to allow all site writers to have an outlet to discuss a vari Continue reading “Happy New Year!”